Commissioned especially by the Barbican centre o produce this body of work, Imran Qureshi manages to hit a few deep nerves, but does so beautifully.
Working in the painting tradition of the Mughal court, Qureshi manages to subvert the style, yet remain faithful to the ideals. His work here however, broke me. Qureshi plays with technique and presentation, and explores the darker elements of our effects on others. The paintings, both in the frames and on the floor and walls, are as heartbreaking and devastating as they are stunningly beautiful. Perhaps like human beings themselves.
I'm only going to share a few images. If you get to go, and I highly recommend that you do, let me know what you think, an how it made you feel.